Different Picking For Different Folks

Quote:"it seems that every Name Player who plays guitar clean and fast angles the pick and uses the smallest pick strokes possible. The fastest players seem among the most relaxed..." source Jazz guitar forum - a good discussion

According Pebber Brown, some picking techniques today include:-

1) scapel picking - like scribbling writing motion with a pen
2) sarod picking - stirring like motion. It seems John McLaughlin uses this style.

Aspire To Play Like Some Top Players? SPEED Picking Skills!

If you aspire to play like some of players below - all virtuosi in their own music genre - learning the different picking techniques may help to improve your playing... Speed skills!! This is serious stuff. Follow on with Troy Grady

Yngwie Malmsteen - Arpeggios from Hell


Al DiMeola Solo

Picking Techniques - Motion Study

Back in the Seventies, Al Di Meola recalled going to the legendary Les Paul's house and played for him. Les put his face close-up to Al's right hand for about an hour to study Al's speed picking motion!

Today, Troy Grady was one of the early ones to come up with detailed motion study on the right hand picking techniques - using close up video including slow motion. And Troy has gained recognition in his work with some well known guitarists agreeing to let him film, discuss and analyze their techniques.

Molly Tuttle Flatpicking

Shredding - Scapel Picking Technique

A scapel picking motion at super fast speed as demonstrated by a Japanese guitarist - thumb and 1st/index finger motion.

Casual Guitar Playing Or A Serious Guitarist?

INTRODUCTION

There are many tools, paths today to learn how to play the guitar.

GUITAR as accompaniment instrument for singing/campfire fun
- casual learning here is probably good enough, learn some chords, strumming, plectrum or fingerstyle picking patterns give good fun. Learning to read tablature is added advantage. There are quite a number of good guitar teaching channels on Youtube.

Never Too Young Or Too Old To Learn/Play The Guitar!!

Mundell Lowe at 92 and Bucky Pizzarelli at 88 - Masters of Jazz Guitar



Nothing Else Matters - Cover by Adik Azry

For A Beginner - Start With Acoustic Or Electric Guitar?

Another often asked question by beginners "Start with electric or acoustic guitar first?"

There are pros and cons to each and no one right answer. And if budget is a number one limiting factor, acoustic guitar tend to be cheaper than electric mainly because you need to buy an amplifier for electric guitar.

Here are 2 good links to read up on:-

A clear and concise article by Hubguitar found here

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